August 25, 2006 Subject:
mellow and beautiful
this really is super chill. the Helpless is very very beautiful, exquisite....
nice recording. not generally a fan of straight onstage but with only a couple players and no vox it really works well. very clear tonality especially which is great with two master musicians.
August 26, 2005 Subject:
quite a venture in itself
Phreed Haque + Kimock="it"
in every sense of the word
August 3, 2005 Subject:
Let Fareed play.
Overall this is an enjoyable set to listen to. I love Kimock and his music, but man Steve, let Fareed play. Fareed does some amazing things throughout this set, just to short. I would have loved to hear the lead being less Kimock and more Fareed.
July 16, 2005 Subject:
This set of music is phenomenal! Classical Indian meets acoustic Blues. The sound quality is excellent. Jambanders beware, this is very mellow and low-key -almost meditational. While Kimock plays slide guitar (laptop style), the exotic sound is achieved by Haque's double necked guitar. I suggest that you not burn (or judge the whole set by) the first track, it's just 7 minutes of tuning, with lots of talkers. The music is like something by the obscure U.M. Bhatt. If you adore this music, you should get "A Meeting By The River" by Ry Cooder and U.M. Bhatt.
Not being a fan of Fareed Haque (or Garaj Majal), I discouraged myself from attending this playshop. Given that I was in the fair grounds at the time, I can now kick myself. All things considered, I'm grateful to have this recording and it's another testament to the magic that happens in those High Sierra playshops.
The title for the bill was "D'ddario presents: the strings are what sings" on Saturday in the Tulsa E. Scott building. Here are the track lengths: 1. Introduction (7:14) 2. Junct (9:19) 3. ? > (9:46) 4. Helpless (7:26) 5. ? (4:55) 6. Love Song (8:32) 7. La Petite Groove (8:40) 8. My Favorite Things (20:35)
July 13, 2005 Subject: